Deion Sanders, one of the greatest all-around athletes in Florida State history, competed on the collegiate level in track, baseball and football. The All-America cornerback competed in the sprint events as well as the relays. “Prime Time” still holds times that rank among the top ten in school history in both the 100 and 200-meter dashes.
Rohn Stark is the Florida State record holder in the decathlon with a point
total of 7,612. Stark, who earned All-America status in track and football, holds the FSU record for highest career and season punting average. Spending the majority of his career with the Colts, the former decathlete has enjoyed a long and successful NFL career as a Pro-Bowl punter.
Warrick Dunn became the leading rusher in school history with a career
total of 3,959 yards (1993-96) a year ago. He is the only Seminole ever to
post three consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons. The two-sport All-American was a first round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1997 and was named the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Phillip Riley won the 1995 NCAA Championship in the 55-meter hurdles.
Riley, a wide reciever for Coach Bobby Bowden, was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles following his FSU career. He was an Olympic trials qualifier in 1996 in the 110-meter hurdles.
Ken Lanier holds the second longest shot put in FSU history. A second-team
AP All-American for the Seminoles at offensive tackle, Lanier also stands in sixth place on the all-time discus list. He was drafted in the fifth round by the Denver Broncos in 1981 and played on three AFC Championship teams.
Terrell Buckley won the 1991 Jim Thorpe Award as the nation’s top defensive back after setting the Seminole single season interception mark with 12. Buckley was a key member of the FSU track team in the sprints and relays. Buckley was a first round draft pick of the Green Bay Packers and currently plays for the Miami Dolphins.
Corey Fuller was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the second round of the 1995 NFL Draft. Fuller played for the 1993 National Championship team and was a member of the 1994 ACC Indoor Championship track team.
Martin Mayhew was a standout performer on the 1986 and 1987 sprint relay teams. An honorable mention All-American at defensive back, Mayhew teamed with Deion Sanders
to give FSU two of the most talented cornerbacks in the nation.
Dexter Carter was the starting tail-
back for the Fiesta Bowl Champion Seminole football team in 1989.
Carter was a member of the 1988 4×100-meter relay team that recorded the second fastest time in Florida State history at 39.40. Carter was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the first round of the 1990 NFL Draft.
Byron Capers earned All-America status on the track as a member of the 4×100-meter relay team in 1996. Capers also a first team All-ACC selection at corner-back that year and helped FSU record their second undefeated regular season in school history.